Brown County, Kansas, has a rich history, which the Brown County Historical Society strives to discover and preserve. Visit our history page to read about the various industries and communities that make up Brown County, Kansas.
Brown County Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve the history of Brown County, Kansas, and educate the public about our town's history. To achieve these goals, we operate the museums, collect artifacts and information about Brown County’s history, and conduct tours and other special events.
Brown County Historical Society is run by a board of directors and other officers, all of whom are elected from and by the Society's membership. Everyone is welcome to join our organization. Membership in the Brown County Historical Society entitles you to be elected to an official and vote in Society elections. All members and interested individuals receive our newsletter.
Regular board meetings are held monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Log Cabin located at the AG museum, located at 301 Iowa Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Meeting dates, times, and program information are available on our calendar of events, which also lists special events. Most of our meetings and events are open to the public and are free of charge.
Brown County Historical Society operates two museums and the Plamann History Center, which features traveling exhibits. All are open to the public free of charge. We do welcome any donation as this assists in ensuring that the program remains in operation and we can maintain and restore artifacts. We hope that you will visit each of them and see the thousands of artifacts on display. No matter your interest, you will likely find something that makes you very happy you stopped in!
In addition to operating museums, the Brown County Historical Society provides free tours and other services to schools. Individuals and groups are welcome to tours. Visit our services page or contact us for more information.